Well it seems that the winter chill is upon us – though I know it will get worse than this.I dont actually mind winter. Its time for me to indulge in my favourite foods and pasttimes. Sitting in front of a roaring fire with a lovely drop of red and indulging my love of knitting while a slowly braising casserole bubbles away in the oven.

Bought myself a new braising pot which I am going to use on the top of the fire box. Cant see the point in wasting that lovely warmth when dinner could quite easily be simmering away for a couple of hours as well as keeping the house warm and snug.

The family are all down with varying stages of dreaded colds at the moment. Hubby seems to be particularly suffering from man flu and is just moping around the place, feeling sorry for himself. Maybe a warming soup will do the trick. Found a great recipe this morning on Kitchen Vignettes which sounded perfect so might give it a go. If you’ve never visited be sure to take a look  – the videos are fantastic!


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